Tag Archives: meadow

Private scythe course in Nantwich

Toni & Ken look after a couple of acres near Nantwich in Cheshire. Toni contacted me wanting to learn to scythe so they could cut their meadow and make hay by hand for their donkeys. I travelled to meet them … Continue reading

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Scything Miss Whalley’s Field in Lancaster

The scythe is a brilliant tool for volunteers and I’ve taught groups involved in managing community orchards, meadows, allotments and conservation sites across the UK. Scything is safe, quiet and allows everyone to work at their own pace. Last week … Continue reading

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Scything wildflower meadow verge


One of my favourite images from a brilliant day mowing in Yorkshire. Continue reading

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Scything the burial ground


This place deserves peace and quiet while mowing. Continue reading

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Scything on Countryfile

Did you see the scything on Countryfile this week? Continue reading

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Scything course on National Meadows Day

Learn scything in Cheshire
Celebrating wildflower meadows with scything and a first for me. Continue reading

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Scything in Northumberland

Scything in Northumbria
What to do if you’ve too much mowing for you and your scythe alone? Lizzie and Peter from Northumbria have the answer. Continue reading

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National Meadow Day in Lancashire

Visit the nicest meadows I know on 2nd July to celebrate National Meadows Day. Continue reading

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Scything a wildflower meadow – Gardeners' Question Time

“If I was given a choice of a strimmer or a scythe, I’d go scythe any day – it’s a pleasure to use.” ~ Bunny Guinness
Did you hear the GQT team singing the praises of the scythe from Chelsea, listen now. Continue reading

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Creating an urban meadow

How one man and a scythe transformed a patch of neglected urban grassland, wait till you see the photos. Continue reading

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